Shake up institutions controlling the economy to dislodge inequality

The state uses policies and regulations to drive socioeconomic change, but market bias dominates

Economic week ahead: SA’s latest growth figures

From SA and the US’s growth figures to China’s big bank earnings, here is your guide to this week's economic highlights.

AU integration hinges on ease of economic activity

A complex array of regional structures to unite Africa's 54 member countries has created confusion when it comes to economic integration.

Economic week ahead: Syria debate, China data to dominate

Labour strikes, the US's possible intervention in Syria and data from South Africa, China and the UK will determine this week's economic mood.

Economic week ahead: Inflation on the rise

SA's latest inflation figures, manufacturing updates from China and housing data from the US are some of this week's big items on the data diary.

Economic week ahead: Consumers take centre stage

All eyes are on consumers as the markets wait for updates on the eurozone recession, US consumer sentiment and SA retail sales, writes Matt Quigley.

Economic week ahead: Looking for clarity

This week will bring a possible clarification of the US Federal Reserve Bank’s policy intentions, as well as key economic data from China.

Electricity, labour issues hinder economic zones

Government's work to legislate for the development of special economic zones has been welcomed by business.

Economics of austerity is a load of bunk

But why are politicians so reluctant to admit it and so averse to a neat solution to the eurobond crisis?

Economic week ahead: Hard numbers

Over the coming days, earnings season is due in the US, Europe will update on its industrial production and SA will release manufacturing figures.

Economic week ahead: Party hearty

As people celebrate the Chinese New Year and Latin America's carnival, Barack Obama will give an update on the State of the Union in the week ahead.

Economic week ahead: Happy Christmas?

In the last week of 2012, investors will be waiting for word from the United States on its tax rises and spending cuts due to begin next year.


‘We’re satisfied with SA’s land reform policy’— US Ambassador

Top US official is lobbying multinational firms to invest in South Africa

South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

New Upington solar plant ready to boost SA’s power supply

Renewables are the cheapest source of power, offering clean and sustainable energy

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs